Me Made May 2016 + Lemon Drop Dress

I signed up for Me Made May 2016 for the third year now. I love how the challenge really makes me examine how well my handmade wardrobe is working. Plus I always find new outfit combinations that help to pull me out of a rut by spring. Here’s my pledge for this year: ‘I, Rebecca of Sew Pomona , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavor to wear a handmade outfit each day for the duration of May 2016’ A simple but effective pledge for me.  My goal is no repeats of outfits…we’ll see how that goes!

Coral Linen Vintage Vogue V9105

I’ve been slowly working on this gorgeous Vintage Vogue dress V9105, a 1954 Original, for the last month or so.  This was part of my Spring sewing plans for casual house dresses.  While this didn’t turn out exactly how I envisioned- it’s much dressier then intended- I really love it! I always love a dress you can twirl in! The seam lines and side buttons were what drew me to this pattern.  It reminded me a bit of the Altuzarra sweater and skirt I saw in Vogue a few months back on Penelope Cruz.  I love the intricate seaming and shaping, it really gives you

Knitting- Lina Tank in Sparrow

This tank top has been in the works since the beginning of the year-another relaxing slow knitting project.  My last sweater was a big fail so I went with a much more Florida appropriate look.  A tank top in knitted in Linen.  The yarn is a truly beautiful and soft to the touch linen yarn, Sparrow in Paprika.    And the best part, since this is linen it’s totally washable-I can even through it in the dryer.  At first, when I was finished with the tank, it looked huge and stretched out.  A quick wash and dry and it looked amazing! 

Vintage Vogue V8788 Wrap Dress in Linen

Here’s my first dress for Spring!  A lovely wrap dress in a beautiful teal colored linen, Vintage Vogue V8788 from 1954. We are FINALLY moved into our new home in Plantation and I can get back to sewing!  Not having time to sew for basically the last month has been so much harder than I thought it would be.  Especially with so much sewing planned for Spring that I’ve been itching to get started on. We moved out of our condo in Naples (I have WAY too much stuff including 13 boxes just for my library) and into our new apartment two weeks

Fabulous Fifi’s

I’ve been trying to use up some of my prettier fabric remnants before our big move (2 weeks + counting!!!!) and found the perfect pattern to use up my yardage in Fifi by Tilly and the Buttons.  It’s a simple camisole with gathered cups cut on the bias and cheeky little shorts.  I don’t have many pretty underthings so these were a perfect addition to my handmade wardrobe. I bought the pdf version for some instant sewing gratification!  I made the first version below as a tester and was wondering if this silhouette just didn’t suit me. I’ve lost most of my

Wide Leg Trouser Culottes in Hemp Recycled Poly Twill

These Wide Leg Trouser Culottes have been on my mind for ages.  I bought the fabric on a whim a few months ago when I bought the knits for my Mandy Boat Tees. It’s Hemp and Recycled Poly in an Olive from Honey Be Good in a nice twill weave and just a bit of sheen.  I’m tempted to give the charcoal a go as well.  It looks almost like a heavy wool but it’s just 10oz. Disclosure: I’m an affiliate partner with Craftsy and receive compensation if you click-through my affiliate link below. All opinions are my own. I drafted

Spring 2016 Sewing Plans

Spring is in the air and all I can think about sewing are pretty little dresses in pastels and florals made out of airy linens and lightweight silks!  I’ve sewn up my last make for winter, a trouser wide leg culotte in olive recycled poly (just need some pics) and have already put away all my heavier clothes for the season. Time to plan out my looks for Spring! Last weekend we started our spring cleaning and I rearranged the condo (moving furniture is really my favorite pastime!)  and resorted the kids and my closets.  Unfortunately  our family all came down, one at a time,

Last Makes of Winter: Mandy + Raglan Tees

I made these tee’s a few weeks ago during our last burst of cold weather.  I never seem to have much handmade clothing when the weather gets chilly so I thought a few 3/4 length tops would fill the gap.  The cool weather comes and goes so quickly here in Florida. We rarely drop below 50°F.   This week it’s been in the high 70’s and beautifully sunny!  These tops I made will quickly go out of rotation until next year but I’ll trade that for an early spring anyday! So here are my new tops: 2  Mandy Boatneck Tees and a 3/4 sleeve Raglan.  I